Monday, October 12, 2015

Beauty Restored by Rachel Skatvold giveaway



Please welcome Rachel Skatvold to my blog this week. Be sure to click on the link to enter the rafflecopter giveaway!


Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.

I’m in the living room and I’m wearing a t-shirt and Capri pants.

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research?

I can’t think of one thing in particular but my husband always knows if I ask him something off the wall or a random question that it has to do with my writing. The other day I was asking him what would make a car backfire. LOL

What is something that very few people know about you?

Umm that’s a tough one. Let’s see…I can only wink with my left eye.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)

I have a little photo album that I inherited from my grandpa that’s very special to me. He loved his family very much and pictures were one of his most treasured possessions. It’s just a little photo album with a few pictures from my wedding but it makes me feel close to him.

If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, past or future,  when and where would that be and why?

I think I’d have to say medieval times because I love reading stories in that time period and the clothing they wear.

If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?

The Crazy but Wonderful Life of a Stay-At-Home Mommy Writer

What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story?

In high school, The Hatchet was the first book that I really got into. Survival stories fascinate me.

What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)?

When I was pregnant with my second child, my husband and I kept it from our families for about a month. On Thanksgiving we told everyone by having our oldest son wear a shirt that said “Big Brother.” It was very hard to keep the secret but seeing everyone’s reaction was worth it.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I’ve always been a bit adventurous. When I first started dating my husband, we went on a four wheeling date with another couple. When it was my turn to drive, I went through this massive mud puddle and got us both stuck. By the time we got the four wheeler unstuck, we were all covered in mud.

What do you do for fun?

For fun I enjoy camping with my family. One of our favorite camping trips was in the Colorado Mountains. Being surrounded by God’s creation inspires me.


Beauty Restored

Riley Family Legacy Novellas, Book 3

By Rachel Skatvold

Genre: Inspirational Romance

Release Date: October 8, 2015


While volunteering at a youth camp in the Ozark Mountains, Carmen Riley sponsors a challenging group of teenage girls. She longs to make a difference in their lives, but unsettling news from home rattles her confidence. When Carmen meets a charming young pastor, will his wise advice give her the courage she desperately needs?

After discovering that the camp is in danger of closing, Pastor Andrew vows to save it. With Carmen’s help, he rallies a group of sponsors to come up with a plan of action. However, the task could cost him much more than he bargains for.

In a race against time, a common goal unites them, but unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear them apart. Will their relationship and faith in God endure long enough to see Beauty Restored?



About the Author

Rachel Skatvold is an inspirational author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance, devotions, encouraging blogs. Rachel has just finished her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas and is now working on her first full length novel, Enduring the Flames. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.

Places to follow Rachel

Website     Facebook     Twitter     Pinterest

28 comments:

  1. Nice interview, and the book sounds great! I am a follower, as well.
    bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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    1. Hi Connie. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words about my new release. Blessings. ~Rachel

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  2. A camp in the Ozark Mountains sounds like such a nice setting for Beauty Restored. I love the cover!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Thanks! The setting of the story is inspired by a camp I used to attend as a teenager. The Ozark Mountains are breathtaking. :) So glad you stopped by and commented today. Blessings. ~Rachel

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  3. BEAUTY RESTORED sounds like such a wonderful story.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. It's nice to meet you, Mary. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words about my new release. :) I hope you have a wonderful day. Blesssings. ~Rachel

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  4. Great interview with Rachel. I love reading stories about God's redemptive plan. BEAUTY RESTORED sounds perfect! :)

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Caryl. Thanks so much for stopping by and for commenting. I'm glad that Beauty Restored sounds like a story you would enjoy reading. The story is very close to my heart. :) Blessings. ~Rachel

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  5. Christian fiction inspires me and motivates me as the authors entertain me with their stories. Thank you for this interview and giveaway.
    Debbie, I follow your blog.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950 (at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting today, Connie. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings. ~Rachel

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  6. New author to me and these books sound great.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's nice to meet you, Karen. Thanks for stopping by and commenting about my new series. Blessings. -Rachel

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  7. This sounds like a great read! Would love to win and read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    sydneyjames68[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Sydney, thanks for stopping by and signing up for the giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings. -Rachel

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  9. Sounds like a book I would enjoy very much, having been in the camping ministry for 12 years. Thanks so much for the giveaway and the interview :)
    bettimace at gmail dot com

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  10. It's nice to meet you, Betti. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings. ~Rachel

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  11. I think your book looks like a very interesting read. I can't remember reading any other books with the camping theme and working with challenging teens. Thank you
    Debbie, I follow your blog .
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jackie. I'm glad Beauty Restored sounds like a book you would enjoy. Blessings. ~Rachel

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  12. I think wanting to make a difference in someone's life is something most of us want to do. I think especially teens need the guidance of loving & caring adults to navigate this life, it's certainly not easy for us as adults to do!! And I'd like to know how they are able to save the camp in this story :-) Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Beauty Restored" & the author interview!

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    1. Forgot two things, my email and let you know, Debbie, that I am a feedburner follower!

      teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Trixi! It's wonderful to meet you and I hope you have a wonderful day. :) ~Rachel

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  13. "Beauty Restored" would be a wonderful addition to our Young Adult Fiction section in the church library. Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com
    I am a feedburner follower.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and entering in the giveaway! Have a wonderful day. ~Rachel

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  14. I always like to try new authors! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Joan. Thanks so much for commenting and it's wonderful to meet you. ~Rachel

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  15. Thank you to all of you who stopped by!!!

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  16. Thanks to everyone who entered in the giveaway and for commenting. I've enjoyed meeting all of you. I've selected the winner randomly on rafflecopter and for this blog the winner is .... Sydney! Congrats and I hope you enjoy your free book. I've also contacted all of you via email through rafflecopter with a special thanks. I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks so much. Blessings. ~ Rachel

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